Divya Maben

Divya Maben

The fashion stylist has an eye for all things chic and some pretty inspirational advice to give

What is the number one item on your wish list/to-do list?
I've always been a huge animal lover so the dream is to start a shelter of some sort to rescue animals in need.

What good deed are you hoping to do today?
Spend some time with a friend who is going through a bit of a rough patch.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
To be able to teleport myself so travelling for work or personal reasons ends up being easier.

Your idea of an exercise routine?
I still need to figure that out for myself. Honestly, I just don't end up exercising.

Your favourite hangout in the UAE?
The beach! I especially like going to Jumeirah at night when the weather's nicer.

The first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning?
If I'm with my dogs, they're the first thing on my mind because they wait till I'm up! So, every morning, I need to let them know that our day's about to begin. Right after, work's on my mind as usual because I don't need coffee or anything to get my day going.  

The app on your smartphone that you click on most often.

Your favourite movie character of all time and why?
There are way too many favourites. I tend to pick characters who I can relate to or want to relate to whenever I am watching a good movie.

What is one major life lesson you've learnt and what advice would you give others?
To be independent and to travel. That is the best way to learn and grow as an individual. I was lucky and privileged to have parents who let me explore what it was that I wanted to do in life rather than restricting me in a way that could hinder my growth. It's clichéd advice, but do what it is that makes you happy. Even if it's doesn't seem feasible right now, do it when you get free time and gradually it'll end up being what you do everyday!

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